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Astronaut Scott Kelly on the devastating effects of a year in space - The Sydney Morning Herald

I'm sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, Texas, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend Amiko, my twin brother Mark, his wife, former US congresswoman Gabby Giffords, his daughter Claudia, our father Richie ...and more »

Vice President Mike Pence Wants to Send Astronauts Back to the Moon - Fortune

U.S. astronauts may once again walk on the moon. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that the Trump administration wants to send astronauts to the moon “not only to leave behind footprints and flags,” but to set the stage for the U.S. to send ...and more »

Trump's NASA Pivot - The Atlantic

Rumors that the Trump administration was more interested in the moon than Mars began circulating days after the inauguration. Leaked memos published in February revealed the president's advisers wanted NASA to send astronauts there by 2020, one part ...and more »

What does the Moon 4bn years ago and Yahoo! towers this week have in common? Both had an awful atmosphere - The Register

Our Moon had an atmosphere visible from space almost four billion years ago – thanks to volcanic eruptions on its surface spewing a concoction of gases at a rate faster than they could escape the heavenly body. A NASA study published in Earth and ...and more »

“Astounding”: the Moon once had an atmosphere - Cosmos

Three to four billion years ago, the giant volcanic eruptions that created the Man in the Moon also gave the Moon an atmosphere, scientists say. That's because volcanic eruptions release gases, and a new study, published online in Earth and Planetary ...and more »

NASA could go back to the future and revive moon base plans from a decade ago - GeekWire

Moon base. An artist's conception from 2007 shows astronauts walking up to an early lunar habitat. (NASA Illustration). In the wake of the National Space Council's first meeting, NASA says it has been told to draw up plans to send humans to the moon ...and more »

Lunar volcanoes and lava lakes gave the early moon an atmosphere - New Scientist

By Jeff Hecht. If you travelled back in time 3.5 billion years and looked up at the night sky, you would have seen an atmosphere around the moon. Though today it retains only a few tenuous wisps of atmosphere, new calculations show that massive ...and more »

US Will Return to the Moon, Pence Says - Scientific American

The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said. "We will return American astronauts to ...and more »

It Turns Out That Our Moon Once Had an Atmosphere - Futurism

New research shows that our Moon once had an atmosphere 3 to 4 billion years ago. It formed when volcanic eruptions rocked the ancient satellite, propelling gases above its surface too rapidly for them to seep into space. The surface of the Moon is ...and more »

NASA study reveals something extraordinary about the history of our MOON -

Experts at NASA believe that around three to four billion years ago, the moon had an atmosphere of its own. According to a new study from the space agency, intense volcanic activity spewed molten gases out onto the moon's surface faster than they could ...and more »